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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 16, 2010 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5-15-time is short

I guess i'm on both sides of this fence.

PG makes a pretty darn good case and I respect his ability to hold off buying certain releases that are very tempting. But when I decide whether to purchase an official release one of the things I look into is how much effort the powers that be have put into making that release worth having over just a copy I could acquire w/a little effort and know-how for free.

Specifically--does the release have superior sound to what I could DL or access from someone who has? (It should). Are there compelling liner notes to explain to me why this is such a special show? (something sorely lacking in most Dix Pix releases, which annoyed me no end)...is the package itself durable, is the artwork interesting (good work on that on the Road Trips releases)....

In other words, if the merchandising folks can show me that THEY have put some effort into getting my business, I'm willing to fork over some bucks. If not, I'll make an effort to get the show some other way, b/c as PG said, I've also put a LOT of money and time into supporting the band over the years, and I am part of what made them successful, whether Bobby wants to admit it or not.